Sunday, September 22, 2013

7 habits

So I definitely been learning a lot through subbing. I've seen some very organized teachers and some not. I'm glad to be picking up some great ideas. Mainly they have been calling me for K, but I've done up to 6th grade. I remember why I like the little ones so much, because there is always something to do. I feel like I just sit and watch them work. I'd rather be moving around working with the kids.

Also, a few of the schools have been doing Leader in Me training. They incorporate the book: 7 Habits of a Happy Kid. Has anyone else done this in their school? From what I understand it teaches the ids to be more self sufficient and make their own choices. I just got the book in and am looking forward to reading it.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A year without a class= A year of craftiness/Currently

So no job this year, but I am subbing. I am getting to know the schools in the area and find out which ones I would like to be in the future. It has been easy, I'm not used to having the free time. So I have found that I am starting to make new things for my future classroom. Especially since I got a new sewing/embroidery machine for my birthday. I'm also linking up with Tara at 4th grade frolics. Here is what I have done so far:

I redid my crate seats, they were looking a bit dingy from last year. I can't seem to find a picture though.  This time I decided to go with one color and number them. I used some of my old thirty one fabric swatches to create the numbers. I think I will either paint the crates or get some new ones. Has anyone tried painting them before?

Then, thanks to Jennifer at First Grade Blues Skies, I got my idea for my next project. She took a pocket chart and dyed it black. I though why not have something different so I set out to create my own. Here is the first one: It is about 22" and has five different pockets.

Then I decided to do another one for my friend that loved the one I made. Here is how it turned out: It's 18" and has 7 pockets. I have had fun making them and am going to try different styles. Update: I have opened an etsy store. Check it out by clicking on the chart below:

Here are a few non-classroom things I made:

Love my new monogram shirt! Love using my old swatches.
Some necklaces,
and a new fall burlap wreath,

Later today my husband is going to help me build a craft table so I have a place for sewing, etc. The desk already has the computer and my laminator. I hope it turns out!

I saw this in one of the classrooms I went in, love how Mrs. Fuller put the bandaids on the heart!

And of course, first day at one of the schools, a bee decided it would be a great day to sting me. The other teachers sent a student to take me to the nurse so I could get an icepack, lol.

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their school  year!

I also am linking with Farley and her Currently: Click on the link to head there.

I am looking at this year as  a learning year. I am going to get to experience many different classes and grade levels. Here's to hoping I learn a lot. I am going to love having some extra time though!

(Thanks Samantha! I don't know what happened when I posted my currently. I went back and did it again :))